Utilities

Bisection Search (pywr.utils.bisect)

class pywr.utils.bisect.BisectionSearchModel(**kwargs)

Bases: Model

A Pywr model that performs a bisection search.

When a BisectionSearchModel is run it performs multiple simulations using a bisection algorithm to find the largest value of a parameter that satisfies all defined constraints. The bisection proceeds until a minimum gap (epsilon) is reached. After the bisection the best feasible value is re-run to ensure the model ends with corresponding recorder values. If no feasible solutions are found then an error is raised.

Parameters
bisect_parameterParameter

The parameter to vary during the bisection process. This parameter must have a double_size of 1 and have lower and upper bounds defined; the bisection is undertaken between these bounds.

bisect_epsilonfloat
The termination criterion for the bisection process. When the bisection has narrowed to a gap

of less than the bisect_epsilon the process is terminated.

error_on_infeasiblebool (default True)

If true a ValueError is raised if no feasible solution is found during the bisection process. If false no error is raised if there is no feasible solution, and a solution using the lower bounds of the bisection parameter is the final result.

run()

Perform a bisection search using repeated simulation.